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Gerard Basil Stripling

Welcome to Crenshaw/ Sankofa Park Tunnel Lid


Gerard Basil Stripling was born and raised in Los Angeles and is now based in Laguna Beach. He is best known for creating award-winning public sculptures such as Repose, a five-piece functional sculpture on a point overlooking the ocean in Laguna Beach, which was recognized by the Architecture Foundation of Orange County.

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"Welcome to Crenshaw"

Rendering of the Welcome to Crenshaw sign next to Sankofa Park by Perkins & Will
He sculpts mainly in corten steel, stainless steel, bronze and ceramics, and he has created numerous commissioned pieces. In May 2023, he was named Laguna Beach Arts Alliance Artist of the Year in recognition of his sculpture Anastasis, a piece symbolizing rebirth.
That installation celebrated Black History Month and was showcased on the lawn at Laguna Beach City Hall. His most recent sculptures were the subject of the solo exhibition Work and Soul: Two Decades of Practice at the Laguna Art Museum in 2022.

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